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I am currently building a 1974 remington 700bdl chambered in 7mm. Everyone says used 160gr accubond but they are absolutely no where to be found. I currently have 50 projectiles. So with that being said what's the next best thing not wanting to go over 160gr this is first and foremost a hunting rifle any help would be greatly appreciated...

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I put a lot of animals in the dirt with Nosler Partition 175 grain bullets.
The 160 grain Nosler A/B is a great bullet, I like it very much. Easy to work with, works well on game.

I seen some last week for sale. Keep doing your homework, searching the retailers on the web.

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Try Federal 160g trophy bonded tip. Pretty similar performance.

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150 Swift Scirocco
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I like the 160 Accubonds myself but I wouldn’t lose sleep if I couldn’t find them. Lotsa others out there that’ll fill in easily.


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When I’m out of 160gr NABs for my 7mmRM rifle, I’ll likely move to the LRX, TTSX, or the new Hornady version. Standard cup/cores in 284 are fine for deer, but can be a bit destructive at 3000+. If going that route, I’d try the 162 SST or Interlock.


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I came to love the 160 grain Partition in my two 7 Mags.
But I doubt you can find those either.

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I'm not a pessimist; but, it seems that .284 bullets are the lowest priority of any bullet manufacturers at this time as they try to come back online with what resources are available. The 160 Accubonds, along with many others, will eventually find the way back to we end users. I think the best advice I can give you is to find whatever bullet you can that is available in the quantity you need or desire and nab them. Then, get picky when they all come available again. The alternative is to pay the premium demanded by those who have them and sell them at gun shows or on gunbroker. Value, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Good luck with your new rifle.


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For deer and Axis sized game here in Texas the 140 gr. Ballistic Tip is a hammer. Performs way above what you'd expect of a polymer tipped bullet of other makers at 3000 fps +.

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I'd have to give the 150gr Scenar and Ballistic Tips a try if trying to stay under 160gr.

No personal experience, just making that comment on reputation alone.

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Sierra Tipped Gameking 165gr and Hornady Interbond 154gr have both worked well for me. Nosler’s (of any calibre) have become extinct here in South Africa…

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I've shot a lot of 160 accubonds but when I went after elk I used the 145 LRX. I don't know if they're available or not but they're more bullet than the 160 accubond and I wouldn't hesitate to use them. Both my elk fell to them.

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155 or 169 grain Hammer Hunter

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with a 9T the 143 grain Hammer Hunter


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Shooters Pro Shop had some grade C red tipped made for Winchester 160gr Accubonds the last couple of weeks.Besides the 160gr Accubond,I really like the 150gr Ballistic Tip.I get just a little bigger wound channel than the Accubond and every one has exited.Those also have been hard to find lately too.6.5 and now 270 has been taking over bullet manufacturing lately,so the 7mm and even 308 bullets have been kind of limited.


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Originally Posted by NorthGA1982
I am currently building a 1974 remington 700bdl chambered in 7mm. Everyone says used 160gr accubond but they are absolutely no where to be found. I currently have 50 projectiles. So with that being said what's the next best thing not wanting to go over 160gr this is first and foremost a hunting rifle any help would be greatly appreciated...

For Georgia-sized animals I've consistently found that the 120gr 7mm bullets kill faster than all the heavier weight bullets do. They also kill larger animals well. They are much shockier than the heavier bullets and stuff tends to fall over quicker.

For elk sized animals all the bullets that beretzs mentioned are good.

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Originally Posted by NorthGA1982
So with that being said what's the next best thing not wanting to go over 160gr this is first and foremost a hunting rifle any help would be greatly appreciated...


Probably should ask this question with those bullet limitations on the regular reloading forum, not the long range forum. There isn’t a bullet in .284 at or under 160 grains that I would consider for long range shooting or hunting


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160 grain ballistic tip is pretty good.

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Originally Posted by NorthGA1982
I am currently building a 1974 remington 700bdl chambered in 7mm. Everyone says used 160gr accubond but they are absolutely no where to be found. I currently have 50 projectiles. So with that being said what's the next best thing not wanting to go over 160gr this is first and foremost a hunting rifle any help would be greatly appreciated...

Its a "hunting rifle", use a 162 Hornady btsp interlock.


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I love to discuss and debate the best bullet for general-purpose hunting, but almost any name brand big game bullet will do in the real world.

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the 160 accubond is a good bullet for 7 rem mag, but I prefer the 150 Scirocco.


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